Jan 20, 2013 4:00am EST
me ask you, elliot. do you disagree with what steve is saying regarding the second amendment and the right of the individual to bear arms? >> well, this is not up for discussion any more. the supreme court has said that the individual can have a gun at home or guns at home for self defense in the home. the supreme court has also said that we can have reasonable regulations. i disagree with you, judge, when you say this is a god-given right. >> i understand that. yes. i understand that. >> that's another conversation. >> no. look. let's just agree that it is the second amendment to the substitution, and we can leave it at that. but it is a right that people have, and in the city of chicago where guns have been taken from people, it's one of the most violent cities in the country. how do we make the connection between violent crime and taking away people's guns? >> well, first of all, let's admit that guns were taken away in chicago, just as it's a myth that they were taken away in dc. the gun trafficking means, just as a myth, by the way, that there was an assault weapons ban.
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am EST
. steve in illinois, democratic caller. here is debtclock.org, showing that we have reached the ceiling, but we will run out of money in mid february or march. go ahead. caller: yes, i believe in a few things the previous caller said, about giving away free phones. i think people get food stamps plus go to food pantries and get food and they have plenty of food. i have seen them sell their food stamps. there is a lot of waste and fraud and abuse in the lower portion. if you want to take a look and see the waste, fraud, and abuse in the military spending and so forth, it is on both sides of the poincoin. we have to take a look at both sides. today our soldiers are coming home in this wasteful war. they are killing themselves faster than they are killing themselves in afghanistan. host: that is a headline this morning, steve, in the papers. caller: we need to get these veterans some help, too, so they stop killing themselves. it is -- you are drawing matchsticks to see which ones have the shortest ones. we do have to cut out some of the waste. we should go by waste first before we should
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
needs to be done. congressman steve stockman has introduced a bill to repeal the gun-free school zone toss get rid of that school zone loophole where people can carry basically all over the country except at places of work like a school where they fear prosecution, and that's what -- jenna: eric is calling this a loophole, lori where people know that they can come into the school grounds and that they are not going to meet anyone that is armed. the argument there is that we are leaving our children really open and defenseless. what do you think about that? >> i disagree with the gentleman. here is the thing. americans do not want to live in an armed society. we do not want a gun machine at every corpse, every church, every movie theater, frankly every school. we do not need this. we would like to live in a gun violence-free world, and arming more and more people is not the solution. americans are with us on that. they want their children in a classroom with a teacher engaging in the reason they are there, education. we should not ask our teachers to be armed. they have come out agains